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Elise Foley

Homeland Security Didn't Mean To Deceive Communities -- But Did, Inspector Finds | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began an immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, designed to find ...

Elise Foley

Thousands Arrested In Immigration Operation | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans accuse the Obama administration of shirking its responsibilities on immigration enforcement, the agency responsible for i...

Report: Despite Claims, Feds Deport Michigan Immigrants With No Criminal Records

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Undocumented immigrants who commit only minor infractions or have no criminal record make up the majority of Michigan's deportations through the U.S. ...

Elise Foley

ICE Director: 'Draconion' To Suspending Program Under Investigation For Racial Profiling | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said Thursday that the agency has no plans to suspend a controversial program t...

Secure Communities: The Real Cost of Failed Immigration Policy

Voto Latino | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Interaction with law enforcement can make an undocumented, documented immigrants and even US Citizens--vulnerable to additional scrutiny from ICE and even deportation.

Immigrants in the Time of Kobach

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For undocumented immigrants, there are no best of times. These are definitely the worst of times in a long time. But not all is doom and gloom in 2012.

The Miramonte School Conspiracy of Silence

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

It is an involuntary code of silence that threatens to hamper the investigation into the Miramonte scandal, based on the fear that the parents have expressed in going to the police because they fear immigration consequences.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Advocates Skeptical On New DHS Public Advocate Position | Elise Foley | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency tasked with finding and deporting undocumented immigrants announced on Tuesday the creation of a new position that will work ...

Dear Secretary Napolitano: Suspend Secure Communities

Ali Noorani | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Secretary Napolitano has her work cut out for her if she truly wants her department to sidestep discriminatory practices and restore an ounce of credibility to Secure Communities.

Migrants' Rights Are Human Rights! Take Local Police Out of Immigration Enforcement

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

As we begin a new year, let's take a step forward toward recognizing the fundamental human rights of all people. The United States must change course.

Divisive Immigration Pilot Program Coming To Denver

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.09.2011 | Denver

The Department of Homeland Security's contentious 'Secure Communities' program may soon have a friendlier cousin, pending a successful six-week pilot ...

Is Obama Breaking His Promise To Immigrants?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson The number of people facing deportation because of criminal charges has declined st...

Elise Foley

Steve King Asks Witness About How He Came To The U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mex...

Cecilia Munoz Didn't Want to Face Me, or the Facts.

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

The absence of truth is. That's why I have decided to call Ms. Munoz to a public debate in a Latino community of her choosing.

Meet Cecilia Muñoz's "Collateral Damage"

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

The Latino and immigrant community has been criminalized and targeted for several years. As a Latino, I find the Obama administration's public relations move to use Cecilia Muñoz, a former immigrant rights advocate, as the spokesperson for their worst immigration policies despicable.

How Secure Communities Is Impacting Illinois Families

The Chicago Reporter | By: Maria Ines Zamudio | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

Sitting in DuPage County Jail, Leticia Morua sobbed uncontrollably, unable to answer questions during the booking interview. "I felt humiliated," Moru...

Elise Foley

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

Elise Foley

Who's To Blame For Obama's Immigration Policies? | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the beginning of his administration, immigration reform has been a sensitive issue for President Barack Obama. As the disappointme...

Cecilia Muñoz: Set The Record Straight

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 10.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

When I first got involved in the immigrant rights movement, Ms. Muñoz used to be one of my iconic images of leadership in the Latino community. We need her old voice back in this moment of crisis where so many attacks are happening.

What Do 396,906 Deportations Mean? 654,895 Children Lose A Parent

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

At ICIRR we mourn the destruction of hundreds of thousands of immigrant families due to the cowardice of politicians who refuse to solve the problem of our broken immigration laws.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Effort 'Got Off To A Bad Start' | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted on Wednesday that there had been major missteps in rolling out Secure Communities,...

The Obama Administration Should Not Be Impeded By the City and State From Implementing Its Program to Deport Criminal Illegal and Legal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

To effectively eliminate by local law the right of the federal government to make appealable deportation decisions would turn New York City into a sanctuary city.

This Is Not My American Dream

Margaret Huang | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Margaret Huang

Racial profiling is an ineffective policing tool, as well as a violation of human rights. This week, we will raise up the voices of Georgia residents who are ready to fight back against HB 87 and racial profiling.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

Illinois Rejects Federal Immigration Mandate, Again

Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to federal immigration compliance, Illinois lawmakers have been bold in their rejection of some Obama administration policies in recent ...